Professor of Music (Voice)
On Faculty since 1991
Office: McAlister 229
D.M.A., University of Kansas
About Sarah Holman
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Holman’s recent performances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Lake Forest Symphony, concert appearances in Cambridge, Birmingham, and Northampton England, a recital tour with pianist Karin Edwards to Rhodes College, Louisiana State University, and Trinity University, Chicago Musicians Club of Women Fourth Presbyterian Concert Series, and the University of Notre Dame. Recent performances with the Ars Viva Orchestra and Chicago Master Singers have included the Beethoven Mass in C and the Dvořák Stabat Mater. She has also appeared with the DePaul Community Chorus and the Elmhurst Symphony performing Bruckner’s Mass in d minor.
Her operatic appearances have been with Opera Southwest, Lyric Opera Cleveland, DuPage Opera, Muddy River Opera, Chicago Chamber Opera, City Opera of the Quad Cities, and Kansas Opera and have included the roles of The Baroness in Vanessa, the mezzo roles in a Gian Carlo Menotti Tribute, under the stage direction of Francis Menotti, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte, The Mother in The Consul, Katisha in The Mikado, Lady Jane in Patience, Meg Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Beatrice in Beatrice and Benedict, and the title role of Regina. She enjoyed a long tenure as the mezzo-soprano voice of the Dean Wilder Singers, a vocal quartet and piano ensemble, which toured throughout the United States, Mexico, and Southern Korea performing opera, oratorio, and sacred literature.
Dr. Holman has been a featured artist and master teacher with the Southern Young Artist Opera Project in 2013 and 2009 in Changhua and Teipei Taiwan. In 2011 she was a featured artist and master teacher with the Asian Opera Festival in Kunming, China, and in 2012 at the Bel Canto Opera Workshop in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In 2007 Dr. Holman was the recipient of a Goldovsky Opera Directing Internship with Harrower Opera in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently serves as an Associate Professor of voice at Wheaton College Conservatory, serves on the National Association of Teachers of Singing Foundation Board, and Central Region NATS Board of Governors.
Upcoming performances include recitals to Trinity University and University of Texas Arlington, and the Dvořák Mass in D Major, Stanford Stabat Mater, Mozart Requiem, and Elgar’s Light of Life with the Chicago Master Singers.